Tailor your full recruitment workflow with Xref & Greenhouse.

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Greenhouse makes companies great at hiring, improving the process for everyone involved - from hiring managers and recruiters to candidates themselves. Xref is fully embedded into the Greenhouse workflow so you can request, track and review automated reference checks directly from the Greenhouse platform.

Automated Workflow

Request reference checks from within Greenhouse with just a few clicks.

Quick Setup

Set up Xref within your Greenhouse account in as little as 24 hours.

Multiple Reference Templates

Select tried-and-tested or bespoke reference templates relevant to the role you're hiring for.

Progress Tracking

Stay updated on the progress of references with status updates directly from the Greenhouse platform.

Request an Xref reference

When candidates are progressed to the Xref stage, Greenhouse will provide the option to “send test”. First, select the Xref criteria, then add at least one Greenhouse user to review or grade the results. Click to issue the request. A transparent disk will appear indicating that the request is now in progress. 

Monitor the progress

The candidate will receive an email from Xref inviting them to provide their reference details and references are then sent an email to verify and complete feedback on the candidate. Once references are completed the circular disk will fill in and email notifications will be sent to the specified “graders”.

Review the results

A PDF copy of the reference will be stored against the candidate's application. Graders can access the link to review the reference checks and fill out their decision scorecard. This feedback provided by the graders will appear back on the candidate profile in Greenhouse. 

Why Xref?

Faster reference turnaround times

Have detailed reference checks completed within 24-36 hours.

Ability to benchmark candidates

Measure candidates against core competencies specific to the role.

Real-time progress updates

Keep track of the progress of your requested references with real-time updates.

Reduced risk of reference fraud

Receive notifications of suspicious activity with Xref's multi-touch fraud algorithm.

Start hiring with confidence.

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